Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 131
…Constance Caraway, for as long as he has known her, is a red-blooded All-American gal, not a ______ _____________…
“Fanny!!! This is Ace, Ace Bannion, how-the-heck are you?”
If she were a balloon ____ POP. Her brain is thrown into a tizzy. Ace Bannion is in Chicago, why? And he is answering the telephone at Martin’s, that isn’t normal. It means that he has been a welcomed guest. The last that Fanny knew, Ace had stood up Constance on a business deal eight years ago and the offended party swore that she would never speak to that sh**head again, ever.
“Fanny? We must have a bad connection,” he believes incorrectly.
“I’m here,” Fanny has been collecting her thoughts, carefully so as not to overreact. Whatever the reason, Ace’s presence means Constance has allowed that womanizing globetrotter back into their (CCPI) lives.
Poor Ajax is clean out of hellos, but he is perceptive enough to know that Fanny has always viewed him as a threat, a threat to a love story that has never rung true for the antagonist. Constance Caraway, for as long as he has known her, is a red-blooded All-American gal, not a closet homosexual. Sure they seem to be closer than your average two females, but hardly of the lifelong lovebird variety.
“Would you give Connie a message for me?”
“Sure Fanny…. Say-hey didn’t you know I was in Chicago?”
“Tell her that I have accepted some more work from R. Worth Moore and I will keep her informed about the expense and income reports.”
With that clinical ending, to what never was much of a conversation, Fanny hangs up.
“It looks like you are welcomed to my services for as long as you need them; Constance is busy with other things.”
Not one for wasting time, Attorney Moore gets right down to brass-tacks, “This woman, down in Live Oak Hills, suspects that her husband is moving their joint assets into new accounts. She thinks he is going to either skip the country or divorce her.”
“Set up a meeting between us three as soon as possible. We may have to move fast on this one.” Fanny Renwick may be flustered, but not about to crumble in the face of her personal anguish.